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Teagan
Wall

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Communicator


 

 

 

 

 

 

Teagan
Wall

Communicator

Writer

Young Sheldon (CBS)
Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix)
Braincraft (PBS digital studios)
Space place COLUMNIST (JPL)

Television

How to Build Everything (Science Channel)
XPloration Fab Lab (Fox)
Questionable Science (Comedy Central)
You're Eating it Wrong (Cooking Channel)

Podcasts

Talk Nerdy (Episode 37)
Know Brainer (Episode 10)
The Connectome (Episode 15)
Talk Nerdy (Episode 116)
Space Cave (Episode 95, 96)

Speaker, Host

Tedxyouth
veritas forum
nhmla first fridays
nerdnite la

Miscellaneous

Science consulting
founding member of the nerd brigade
NHMLA Promotion
science friday (Live at caltech)

Dr. Teagan Wall, PhD is an Emmy-nominated writer, speaker, and science communicator, currently working on the CBS series "Young Sheldon." She has previously written for the Netflix original series "Bill Nye Saves the World," and PBS Digital Studio's "Braincraft." In addition to her writing, Teagan has appeared on podcasts such as "Talk Nerdy," "Know Brainer," and "The Connectome," and given talks to various educational groups and professional organizations. She has also appeared on Discovery Science's show "How To Build... Everything," the Fox show "Xploration Fab Lab," and Comedy Central's "Questionable Science." 

Additionally, Wall is a founding member of the Los Angeles based “Nerd Brigade,” a collective of science communicators working to engage the public in scientific storytelling, encourage collaborations between scientists and media, and facilitate events consistent with these goals. Their work includes collaborating with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles to host Science Salons as part of the 2015 First Fridays, and to promote exhibits and events.

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Academic


Academic

University of Arizona, 2010

B.A. Economics, Political Science
b.s. mathematics

California Institute of Technology, 2015

M.S. Behavioral & social Neuroscience
ph.d. computation & neural systems

 

Dr. Wall attended the University of Arizona from August 2007 through December 2010. In that time, she earned two bachelor's degrees with three majors: Economics, Political Science, and Mathematics focusing on Probability and Statistics. During her undergraduate career, Teagan assisted with research in economic history, behavioral economics, game theory, and decision neuroscience with Dr. Price Fishback, Dr. John Wooders, Dr. Martin Dufwenberg, and Dr. Alan Sanfey. 

In September 2011, Teagan began her graduate studies at the California Institute of Technology, or "Caltech". Her research in the Lester Lab focused on the behavioral neuropharmacology of nicotinic compounds. In March 2015, she successfully defended her doctoral thesis "Effects of TI-299423 on Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors."

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Artist


Artist


Artist

Dancer

Choreographer

Crocheter

 

Teagan was raised in dance studios and theaters by performing art nerds. She started dance lessons at age 2, and is trained in ballet, tap, modern, and jazz. As a teenager, Teagan began teaching and choreographing for several age groups, across dance styles. Most recently, she helped choreograph "Boldly Go!" a Star Trek parody musical at Caltech, along with Dr. Crystal Dilworth and Noel Dilworth. 

Also at Caltech, Teagan appeared as Elena in "Vavilov's Garden," Mephistopheles in "Faustus, PhD," and "Narrator" in a reading of "Alice Through the Wormhole," all science driven plays presented as part of the Mach 33 festival. She served as crew on "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Rent".